To Ernst Haeckel 3 March 1
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I received a week since your most kind present of your work on Radiolariæ. It is one of the most magnificent works which I have ever seen, & I am proud to possess a copy from the author.2
It is very interesting & instructive to study your admirably executed drawings; for I had no idea that animals of such low organization could develope such extremely beautiful structures.—3
I hope you are able to work hard on science & thus banish, as far as may be possible, painful remembrances.4
With cordial thanks for your magnificent present, & with sincere respect | Believe me my dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Charles Darwin
Has received EH’s Die Radiolarien. Drawings admirably executed. Had no idea such low animals could develop such beautiful structures.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 4419,” accessed on 28 October 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-4419